Building On Individual Strengths And Interests
Linwood’s nonpublic school program offers functional education and vocational and residential services for students with autism and related developmental disabilities. Our instructional program is based on the Maryland State Curriculum and the Howard County Functional Academics and Life Skills Guide.
Subject areas include:
- Language arts
- Social studies
- Motor development
- Personal management
- Functional academics
- Critical life skills
- Language and communication skills
- Social skills
- Vocational training
- Fine and gross motor skills and
- Development of leisure and recreation skills.
The cornerstone of the teaching process at Linwood is identifying each student’s strengths and interests. Teachers plan activities that build on this foundation, using strategies that include Positive Behavioral Supports and reducing unwanted behaviors while teaching alternate desirable behaviors.